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    Hot tub and bromine

    Hi . I'm using bromine in a 1500lt hottub . My daughter keeps getting random spots do you think it may be bromine . Could I change to chlorine tabs instead .

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    Re: Hot tub and bromine

    How often to do change the water?
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    Hot tub and bromine

    "Random spots" sounds like a sign of hot tub rash which is caused by bacteria due insufficient sanitizer levels.

    Can you post your latest water test results, how old the water is and if you've cleaned the tub recently? If you are running a bromine tub then what are you using as an oxidizer - chlorine, ozone, non-chlorine shock (MPS)? Bacterial colonies can form in the hot tub piping system and can be hard to kill if they form biofilms on the pipes. Depending on your answers, you may have to run a cleaning cycle on the tub.




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    Re: Hot tub and bromine

    Welcome to TFP!

    Have you read this? How do I use Bromine in my spa (or pool)?

    Converting to a chlorine tub is certainly and option. You will need to drain the tub. Here is an article about using chlorine in your tub, How do I use Chlorine in my Spa (or pool)?. I have been using this process for close to two years and we are very happy with it.
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